Great Lakes News and Notices
GSA's Great Lakes Region Public Affairs Office, located in Chicago, issues media releases and advisories to provide the public with important information on GSA projects and activities within the six states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Great Lakes Region News Briefs
Renovated Chicago Federal Building Wins AIA Design Excellence Award (11/22/13)
CHICAGO – The American Institute of Architects Chicago recently recognized GSA’s 11 West Quincy Court building at its 58th annual Design Excellence Awards. GSA’s renovation of the building was selected as one of 12 winners out of more than 100 entries in the Distinguished Building Category. By renovating the former Bond department store, GSA preserved a building with deep ties to the local economy and Chicago’s historic State Street. GSA’s renovation preserved the building's architecturally significant exterior while providing a modern, glass-enclosed, energy-efficient interior, which has earned Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification. The project also transformed Quincy Court from a service alley to the building's new main entrance, tying the building into the Federal Campus. (Christopher Barrett photo)
The Great Lakes Region Federal Acquisition Service has created an on-line flip book for GSA’s Global Supply Catalog, realizing a 54 percent reduction in printed quantity and saving nearly $300,000. Working with customer feedback and distribution/order history, GSA will continue to expand electronic catalog functionalities and find ways to implement e-commerce strategies that allow customers to order directly from on-line catalogs.
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